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Learning Naturally through Wildlife Wonder Wildlife Wonder sessions take many forms – children learning naturally, by exploring, observing and discovering the natural world around them. Here are few examples from the many hundred Wildlife Wonder days over the past ten years – all photographs taken by children and all in or near school grounds.  The opportunities for […]

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Wildlife Wonder and Nature Rich Learning Today’s children have inherited an environmental and biodiversity crisis. Yet nature study in schools is declining. Headlines tell of young people’s lack of nature knowledge, how they can’t name trees or plants, but in my experience children are born naturalists,  they have an inherent natural love and curiosity for […]

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Wildlife Wonder Highlights of 2019 and plans for 2020. My busiest year by far, there have been so many special Wildlife Wonder moments in 2019, involving thousands of people. Just a few  photo highlights of 2019 and plans for 2020.    Working in partnership with other organisations through 2019, Wildlife Wonder has led community nature days across the country for […]

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LOst Words
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Exploring thE Lost Words of Dorset Through the winter I’ve been working with The Lost Words Dorset, leading workshops in primary schools across the county. Drawing inspiration from The Lost Words book by Jackie Morris & Robert Macfarlane we’ve been enjoying the once-common ‘nature’ words –  from acorn and conker, to starling and wren – that were dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary.  And despite our exploration being […]

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Tit
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Wow, what a year of Wildlife Wonder with school children, community groups and even music festivals – here are just a few of my wild highlights of 2018.             Photographing and enjoying the wild sounds of singing dipper,  rutting deer,  spawning toads and courting grebes.      The summer had a musical […]

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Tree 2019
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The new year or start of term is a great time to explore seasonal change with pupils. It could be a dandelion through a day or week to discover how their clocks form, the seasonal change of a wild patch or meadow through a month,  or a year in the life of a deciduous tree. As part of […]

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Day1 Moonlit
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2018 Year of Wildlife Wonder  –  Enjoy my daily photo diary of Wildlife Wonder activities through the year. Photos taken on SLR, compact cameras or  phone. 31st October – Happy Hallowleaf 30th October – Litter 29th October – Leaf art with my daughter – just part of the final image! 28th October – Dipper delights 27th October – […]

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52wild-blog-home
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2017 marks my 20th anniversary as a wildlife photographer. Through two decades I’ve taken a photographic journey from Ugandan gorillas and ten years with the wild tigers of central India, to Wild London, Wildlife Wonder and water voles or sleeping kingfishers on my doorstep. To celebrate, I have plenty of exciting projects planned including a major schools initiative and #52Wild […]

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A unique year-long study of local nature by thousands of children from 25 schools, Wildlife Wonder Gloucestershire culminated in a stunning school exhibition and Eco-Summit at the wonderful Museum in the Park. To launch the exhibition, pupil representatives and teachers attended an Eco-Summit to share their wild experiences and learn from each other. Such an inspiring day, everyone engaged in the vibrant pupil-led learning, […]

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Child Photo 3 x2
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Wth schools out for the summer, it gives me a chance to enjoy highlights of the year so far, work on future projects – not least of which is the huge Wildlife Wonder Gloucestershire exhibition & Eco-Summit in September. And time to recharge! Can’t believed that so far in 2016 I’ve led over fifty school Wildlife Wonder sessions, involving 5000 children in […]

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